This Day in MMA History: Dec. 1

By Cole Shelton Dec 1, 2019


On Dec. 1, 2017, Bellator MMA was in Thackerville, Oklahoma, for Bellator 189.

In the main event, Julia Budd was defending her featherweight title against Arlene Blencowe in a rematch of their Bellator 162 bout, where Budd won by majority decision. The scrap was another close one but the champ edged out a split decision to defend the belt for the first time.

Also on the main card, Rafael Lovato Jr. beat Chris Honeycutt by decision, Chidi Njoukani got a decision win over Hisaki Kato and David Rickles earned a decision win over Adam Piccolotti.

On the prelims, there were a handful of notable performances, including Sam Silicia edging out a win over Marcos Galvao, Julianna Velasquez submitting Na Liang, Mandel Nallo TKO’ing Alec Williams in 18 seconds and Gaston Bolans knocking out Ricky Guttierez in 73 seconds.

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